|Brian McCullough is a
long time Alaskan adventurer who has traveled the state extensively on foot,
on skis, and by kayak. Brian is renowned for his dynamic teaching style and
keeping students on the move. Expeditions and photography to big, remote
mountains has always been his passion and living in central Alaska has
provided many opportunities for these pursuits.
Brian's images has appeared in various publications and TV documentaries such as Alpinist Magazine, NSF Web Site, Outside Magazine, NBC Dateline, National Geographic Explorer TV, Climbing Magazine, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Jeff Corwins "Animal Planet", and Alpine Ascents International. He has also worked as a rigger for three Discovery Channel Programs and was a technical assistant for a Red Bull Energy Drink show.
Brian's intimate knowledge of Denali National Park has led to his participation in many search and rescues with the Air National Guard and the National Park Service. He was part of a rescue team called the "Mountain Maniacs" that was recognized by President Ronald Reagan in 1982. In 2003, he was acknowledged by Secy. of the Interior, Gale Norton, as a member of the Elite Denali Rescue Rangers.
Recently, he led an Expedition to Antarctica to study Polar Magnetics for the Scripps Oceanic Institute. Brian works for the Alaska Mountaineering School (AMS) located in Talkeetna, AK. The school is one of a few companies that has a permit to guide inside the Denali National Park. Brian's 60 plus expeditions with AMS has enabled him to teach safe climbing techniques to hundreds of students on the glaciers of Alaska.